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June 30, 2015
How the Supreme Court’s Decision on Marriage Equality Affects Our Clients

A few weeks ago, a blog discussed the interplay between marriage and bankruptcy. At the time, Kentucky and Ohio were two of only four states in which courts had upheld bans against same-sex marriage, and we noted that a case before the United States Supreme Court could change the status of same-sex married couples in […]

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June 24, 2015
What Happens When I Surrender My House in Bankruptcy?

Regardless of whether you file a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you have the option at the time of filing to keep or surrender your home. Many Northern Kentucky residents file bankruptcy especially for the purposes of keeping their homes, especially during the recent foreclosure crisis. However, others in the Northern Kentucky area […]

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February 6, 2015
Bankruptcy Explained: What Type of Bankruptcy Should I File?

Advice from an attorney is your best bet when deciding if you should file a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy.  Are you facing foreclosure from a bank like Wells Fargo, being sued for medical bills by a hospital like St. Elizabeth, or confronting a mountain of Capital One credit card debt? Filing a Chapter 7 […]

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January 29, 2015
Bankruptcy Explained: There Are Legal Solutions That Provide Debt Relief to Those Who Need It

There are many reasons that individuals and families find they can no longer afford to pay monthly bills. Some may have recently gone through a divorce. Others have been injured at work or in an accident and are unable to earn an income. Many are facing increased interest rates on mortgages or credit cards and […]

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January 23, 2015
Important Considerations Regarding Debtors and Their Spouses in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy in Kentucky

When considering filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Kentucky, a debtor who is married needs to take into account how one’s marriage will affect his or her ability to file. For example, according to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, the state median family income for filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Kentucky is $40,020 for […]

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January 21, 2015
Should I Take Out New Debt Before a Bankruptcy? The Don’ts and the Don’ts

Should you take out new debt just before filing bankruptcy? No. No no no no. Please don’t. For those who are looking for a short and easy answer from an attorney, look no further. For those who want to know how taking out new debt right before filing bankruptcy can ruin your chances for a […]

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January 15, 2015
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) Protects Debtors From Harassment Such as Robo Call Abuse and Other Techniques

Recently, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act has become a big deal. This important law says that big banks, mortgage companies, and credit card companies cannot harass you when trying to collect a debt. Specifically, the TCPA doesn’t allow the creditors to call your cell phone without permission to do so. Robo calls that happen multiple […]

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December 22, 2014
Know the Consequences of Sending Gifts, Payments, and Transfers to Family Before Filing for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Once you file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the bankruptcy code provides a trustee to check into any assets that were transferred for up to a year before you filed. The trustee will be looking for “gifts” and “favorable payments.” A favorable repayments can show a preference in paying one debt over another.  A gift can show […]

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December 11, 2014
Tips For Filing Bankruptcy in Northern Kentucky During the Holidays

Below are some thing to keep in mind this holiday Season if a bankruptcy is a possibility before the new year… Gifts –  Christmas gifts that are worth hundreds of dollars must be listed in your bankruptcy. Expensive Items Purchased –  Any items purchased to be kept in house or given away as a gift  to someone […]

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December 4, 2014
There’s a Lien on My Property; What Does that Mean?

In Northern Kentucky and surrounding areas, creditors will sometimes sue over bills such as a Chase credit card or a St. Elizabeth hospital medical bill. Usually, these creditors are trying to garnish your wages, but sometimes the creditor will decide to put a judicial lien on your property. If that happens, there can be serious consequences. […]

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